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Joseph Friedlander, comp.  The Standard Book of Jewish Verse.  1917.
 
Song of Israel to God
By Judah Ha-Levi (Trans. Alice Lucas)
 
        MY Love! hast Thou forgotten
                Thy rest
                Upon my breast?
    And wherefore hast Thou sold me
    To be enslaved for aye?        5
Have I not followed Thee upon the way
Of olden time within a land not sown?
Lo! Seir and Mount Paran—nor these alone
        Sinai and Sin—yea, these
        Be all my witnesses.        10
    For Thee my love was ever,
                And mine
                Thy grace divine;
    And how hast Thou apportioned
    My glory away from me?        15
Thrust unto Seir, pursued, sent forth to flee
Unto Kedar, nor suffered to abide;
Within the Grecian fiery furnace tried;
        Afflicted, weighed with care,
        With Media’s yoke to bear;—        20
And is there any to redeem but Thee?
Or other captive with such hope above?
Thy strength, O Lord; grant of Thy strength to me!
    For I give Thee my love.
 
 
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